Phosphorus and zinc fertilization in fodder cowpea - A review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.v36i4.6670    | Article Id: R-1550 | Page : 333-338
Citation :- Phosphorus and zinc fertilization in fodder cowpea - A review .Agricultural Reviews.2015.(36):333-338

Deepak Kumar Rathore, Rakesh Kumar1, Magan singh, V.K. Meena, Uttam Kumar, Pooja Soni Gupta, 
Taramani Yadav and Govind Makarana 

drdudi_rk@rediffmail.com
Address :

Forage Research and Management Centre, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001, India.

Submitted Date : 30-06-2015
Accepted Date : 17-11-2015

Abstract

Phosphorus is a key nutrient for increasing productivity of legumes. It is required for plant growth and root development. Phosphorus deficiency in soil is widespread and crops grown under deficient situation show significant response to fertilizer phosphorus. At several places normal yield of crops could not be achieved despite judicious use of NPK fertilizers due to deficiency of micronutrients in soil, in general, that of Zn in particular. The knowledge regarding the use of optimum dose of nutrients especially Phosphorus and Zinc is of serious concern. The literature about the performance of fodder cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) in relation to phosphorus and zinc nutrition is reviewed in this paper.

Keywords

Cowpea fodder Quality parameters Phosphorus Zinc.

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